I’m hanging out in the office today doing some work. The office is located on the basement level and is just off of the main family room. You enter via an open arch and, despite there being no windows in this room, I like being in this space.
I’ve been working in Halloween and costumes for a couple of decades, so it is fitting that the office is decked out in orange and black and all things Halloween.
Someday I’ll do a video or more photos, but for today, I am focusing on just one area that showcases some favorites things from my childhood – Halloween albums.
Our collection of vintage Halloween LPs is small, only five at the moment, and all but one have been with me since I was a kid.
My mom loves music and, in the ’70s, she had a large record player cabinet. The cabinet had built-in speakers on each end, and the top opened to reveal a place to store albums and, of course, a phonograph. It took up a lot of real estate in the living room, but it was always in use.
She loved to play Elvis, ABBA, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash (love), The Beatles (don’t love – lol), and the soundtrack from West Side Story, which is still a fave. But, it was especially exciting when Halloween season would roll around, and I’d get to listen to Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House, or Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ghost Stories for Young People.
The artwork on these album covers is everything nostalgia is made of, which is why I’ve put them on display. And, even though I do have a record player, I don’t play them anymore.
The record player cabinet these albums used to haunt is safely tucked at the back of a garage. Maybe one day, the albums and the cabinet will reunite. Until then, I enjoy catching a glimpse of them each time I come into the room.
Well, I have to get back to work, but thanks for dropping by the office today. I hope you enjoyed the view.
Until next time, stay spooky.